11) In five years, you can always say, “You took two years off. Why can’t I?”
12) You won’t be their first relationship. By now, they understand dating etiquette. Chances are, they’ve already kissed plenty of toads (If he has a wart to prove it, check his medicine cabinet for Valtrex).
13) If they’re good enough to fake their way into Stanford, they’re probably good enough to fake their way through a family picnic too.
14) With all that pressure from school built up, they’re bound to need some release (well, except for the entrepreneurial set, who are generally self-starters)
15) Over time, a MBA degree produces six figure incomes (In the interim, that first signing bonus should cover a deposit for your beach wedding).
16) After spending two years working in groups of headstrong Type A’s, MBAs have mastered the fundamentals needed for child rearing.
17) To MBAs, a ring is good for business. It signals that they’re loved by someone other than their mothers (or a Labrador).
18) B-school students have already lived on their own. That means they have no excuses when it’s time to cook a meal or do the dishes. Here’s another tidbit: Their curriculum requires them to collaborate and divvy up responsibilities. In other words, they’ve already been trained to do their fair share around the house.
19) Attention Ladies: In business school, men generally outnumber women by a 2-to-1 ratio. With the dating pool acting as a living case study for supply and demand, the men must up their game. Expect plenty of roses and phone calls (and chivalrous behavior, no doubt).
20) Attention gentlemen: That same 2-to-1 ratio means your male peers will look passed your date’s eccentricities.
21) Dating an MBA student could make you smarter, as some dates will expect you to do their homework. This frees them up to follow their true passions: Networking and job hunting (while practicing delegation too). Never forget, study time is considered a date.
22) MBAs work in groups and live in packs. If one suitor doesn’t fit, you can easily trade up.
23) Back to income: Do you know what MBA really stands for? “Mega bucks ahead” (Talk about a great pick up line). Aspiring to be a stay-home mom or dad? Your best bet is to prey on an MBA.
24) If you’re already enrolled in an MBA program, dating another MBA will help you maximize your net worth (and increase the value of your degree too). Starting as friends – with shared passions, experiences, and philosophies – also makes for a stronger relationship (despite the whole grad school poverty thing).
25) An MBA program is a life-changing experience. The energy from this self-discovery and intellectual stimulation will naturally rub off onto your relationship. Question is, can you keep this momentum going?
26) Generally, business students have moved far from home, which can make them lonely and vulnerable. A loving companion can help them fill the void. In other words, you need to get to them before they get to the pet shelter.
27) MBAs have a vision. By now, they know what they’re seeking. If you last beyond three dates, there’s a good chance you fit in with their plans (Let’s just hope you know who you are and what you want).
28) Worried about drifting along with another commitment phobe? Look at MBAs this way: They’ve given up two years of earnings to accrue six-figure debts to pursue dreams that may never materialize. Isn’t that stuff of romance? If they can take a risk like that, they can certainly commit to a relationship. (That sounds good in theory, but so does 75 percent of the b-school curriculum).
29) MBAs may be competitive and busy, but they’re not as obsessed and cutthroat as law students or beaten down and detached as medical students.
30) Business school students understand the value of time. Consumed by studies and activities, they strive to squeeze the most from every minute – and that makes dating fun. Plus, the lack of daily interaction technically injects some mystery into the relationship. As the cliché goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder (Then again, so does abstinence and absinthe).